Network Outage Rescheduled for June 28

Due to a delay in hardware availability, the network connectivity outage which was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 22 has been cancelled and has been rescheduled to begin at 5:30pm on Tuesday, June 28.  This outage will affect network connectivity to several locations on and around the Rensselaer campus as hardware upgrades are performed.

Dr. Jackson to Co-Chair Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Rensselaer recently announced that president Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson will co-chair the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, to be held June 26-28, 2016. In her role as co-chair, Jackson will participate in a debate on the role of corporate-led research in advancing scientific progress, a televised session in which she will discuss the key elements of an innovation ecosystem that translates research results into technological innovations and business opportunities. Jackson will also moderate a discussion among Rensselaer faculty of the role of big data in disrupting transmissible diseases.

Vitagliano Rensselaer's Eighth National Academic All-America



Sophomore Matt Vitagliano has been chosen to the 2016 Academic All-America Division III Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), becoming the eighth Rensselaer student-athlete to earn the prestigious honor in 2015-16.

Temporary Steam Boiler to be Placed at Biotech

As part of the continuing infrastructure maintenance, upgrades and repairs being done on the Rensselaer campus, on Thursday, June 23, a 45-foot trailer housing a steam boiler will be temporarily placed on the Biotech side of 15th Street, near the southeast corner of the Biotech building. The boiler, which will be in place until the end of July, will provide temporary steam service and avoid any steam service interruption while work is being performed on the steam main expansion joints near the Jonsson-Rowland Science Center.

President Obama Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions

During the third annual SelectUSA Summit in Washington, D.C., held on June 20, before an audience of business leaders, economic development officials, and investors from around the world, President Obama announced that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE). The winning coalition brings together a consortium of nearly 200 partners from more than 30 states — and from across academia, including Rensselaer, industry, and nonprofits — to spur advances in smart sensors and digital process controls that can radically improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

Campus Card Office Announces RAD Unavailability

Due to scheduled year-end system processing, on-campus and on-line RAD deposit functionality and inquiry processes for the Rensselaer Advantage Dollar (RAD) system will be unavailable from 4:00pm on Friday, June 24 until the morning of Monday, June 27.

Don't Forget Moe's Mondays!

Monday, July 11, 2016 (all day)
Where: Moe's Southwest corner of 15th and College
Description: Every Moe's Monday, you can get a burrito, drink, chips and salsa..... all for $6.00 plus tax. What a great way to start the week!
Contact: Sodexo Campus Dining Services 518-276-6277


Men's Tennis Recruiting Class Ranked Sixth in Nation



For the first time in school history, the Rensselaer men's tennis team has found its incoming class in the TennisRecruiting.net Top 25 NCAA Division III Men's Recruiting Classes for 2016. The Engineers made an impressive debut with its four incoming freshmen placing sixth in the entire nation. This is the seventh annual rankings of the men's programs.

Gruschow '16 Signs Pro Contract



Former Rensselaer women's hockey standout Alexa Gruschow '16 has signed a professional contract to play for the New York Riveters of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

SoE Excellence in Research Luncheon Series Continues July 8

Friday, July 8, 2016 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: Jonsson Engineering Center -- JEC 3117
Description: The School of Engineering Research Excellence Awards recognize outstanding research contributions of the SoE faculty, and the School is pleased to announce that the 2016 recipients of Excellence in Research will be presenting their work during the Summer Luncheon Series. On Friday, July 8, Dr. Matthew Koffas, who received the 2016 Research Excellence Award for outstanding contributions in the fields of Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology, will present at this series.
Contact: School of Engineering 518-276-6203